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Tucker Ellis Promotes Nine Attorneys to Counsel

January 2018
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Tucker Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that it has promoted nine of its attorneys to counsel effective January 1, 2018.

“Unlike many law firms that have associates and a two-tier or multiple-tier partnership, we chose what we believe is a better system for our clients, our attorneys, and the practice of law in general,” said Managing Partner Joe Morford. “At Tucker Ellis, we have associates, counsel, and partners – period – and the earning of each promotion is a meaningful step in our attorneys’ career development. With that in mind, we are exceptionally proud of these nine talented, hard-working attorneys. We are fortunate to be able to promote them to our counsel position in recognition of their excellence at not only the practice of law, but in meeting our clients’ and our firm’s goals, as well as being the types of individuals who help us build a different and better kind of law firm each and every day. We look forward to watching these new counsel continue to develop their careers here at Tucker Ellis.”

Patrick Barkley defends complex civil litigation in the areas of mass tort, product liability, healthcare, and commercial matters. Mr. Barkley received his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Saint Louis University.

Brandon Cox represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases pending in various state and federal venues throughout the country. Mr. Cox received his law degree cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

Katya Cronin, a trial and appellate attorney, represents clients in complex commercial litigation. She focuses on contract disputes, patent infringements, and medical and pharmaceutical litigation. Ms. Cronin received her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from American University in Bulgaria.

Chad Eggspuehler is a member of the Tucker Ellis Appellate & Legal Issues Group, where he has written winning briefs for product manufacturers in state and federal multidistrict litigation, as well as appellate briefs in courts across the country and an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Eggspuehler received his law degree cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Daniel Finer defends a wide variety of manufacturers of industrial and commercial products in mass tort and product liability claims in jurisdictions throughout the country. Mr. Finer received his law degree with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Christopher Gardino focuses on complex product liability, toxic tort, and general litigation matters. Mr. Gardino received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Sarah Stover defends doctors, nurses, hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and other companies in medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability lawsuits. Ms. Stover received her law degree magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University.

Brenda Sweet defends pharmaceutical drug and medical device manufacturers in product liability actions nationwide. Ms. Sweet received her law degree summa cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She received her Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State University and her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Mount Union College.

Charissa Walker defends pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and healthcare service providers in product liability and medical malpractice claims. Ms. Walker received her law degree summa cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Kent State University.

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